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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By rehernden
Blister Prevention

Don''t know anything about the paint you describe, but I think there are moisture meters to check the hull.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,697
Posted By rehernden
Sailmaking kits vs. building my own.

I made two sails for my 35'' sharpie ketch from Sailrite kits. I did not learn anything about sail making by sewing them together. I just wanted to make them too since I had also built the boat. As...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By rehernden
Bilge Problems and Leaks

Yeah, it was regular ole concrete that was poured in to level the bilge and add more ballast. I''ve never seen one, just read about it somewhere, forget where. In the same article they talked about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By rehernden
Bilge Problems and Leaks

It seems like you would have to grind out the crack down to undisturbed material and pour in some new epoxy to seal it back up. Like how a dentist repairs a cavity in a tooth. An angle grinder held...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By rehernden
reenforce fiberglass from the top?

I think if the cockpit is just worn "thin" but is still solid and not soft or spongy feeling you could just apply a couple layers of glass and epoxy to build it back up. If it feels soft you might...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By rehernden
How old are your charts?

Are they still useful? It would be nice to have up to date charts/chart kits but it seems like a storm in any particular area could make a new chart out of date very quickly. Is this true or will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,464
Posted By rehernden
Sail covers for loonnnggg mizzen boom

Could you make an outhaul with a cleat attached to the boom where you can reach it? Then pull the sail inboard, attach the sail cover, then pull the outhaul to put it back at the boom end? Maybe.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,773
Posted By rehernden
Sailrite sails

I made my sails from a sail rite kit for my 35'' sharpie. Used our old Sears Kenmore model 1240 machine. The new sail cloth is slippery and had to pull it through the machine because the presser foot...
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